JenniLynne Profile - (10354815)

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Home Town: West Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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10th B-Day Cake Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream and Marshmallow Fondant
About this Cook
I'm 23 years old and have been married for one year. I'm a country girl, who's husband has city tastes, so my recipes will vary. I love to cook, it's one of my favorite things to do.Not only do I find it relaxing, but putting a great meal on the table gives me a huge sense of accomplishment.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to do is bake. I love baking cookies, pies, and cakes. I especially love to decorate them for special occasions. I just bought my first kitchen aid (the artisan) mixer and I'm so excited to branch out even more with my baking. It's my dream to one day own my very own bakery. I'm really trying to hone in my decorating skills.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition is when we all stay up late on Christmas or Thanksgiving Eve cooking together. There's just something about the whole family cooking together, even if we do have to fight for counter space or certain pots and pans!
My cooking triumphs
My best cooking triumph was when I made homeade bread for the first time and it came out perfectly. Even my picky husband loved it!
My cooking tragedies
My cooking tragedy was a kitchen fire. I was trying to make french fries like a certain chef on tv, and the process involved two frying vessels. One at a moderate heat and one at very high heat. I had succeeded with the first one, and when I went to put the fries into the later, the grease sloshed over into the burner and ignited. (I have an electric stove) There was so much grease that the old salt trick wouldn't work. It just kept burning! I have to take the little bowl out from underneath with tongs and take it to the sink to extinguish it! I swear, I saw my newly furnished apartment going up in flames!!!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Marshmallow Fondant
I used this recipe to make a cake for a birthday party. Having never used fondant of any kind before (I was always afraid of it!) I was very happy with my results! It is super simple to make and easy to work with. Two things I would change about the recipe though. One, it is very helpful if you grease all of your bowls/beaters with shortening before making this. The bowl you melt the marshmallows in and the mixing bowl and beater. It will make clean up way easier. Also, if your frugal like me, you may not want to soften quite so much butter. I found that I only really needed maybe a shy half of the 1/4 called for. Butter is pretty expensive and I had all that butter sitting in the bowl that I was unable to use for anything else (since my fingers had been all in it.) These are very minor things though, so the recipe still gets five stars from me!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2009
The Best Chocolate Cake You Ever Ate
I made this cake because I looked and looked for a chocolate cake recipe that was made with cocoa powder instead of baker's chocolate or chocolate chips. I did not add the cinnamon (maybe I'll try it next time though). I just totally left it out. I also didn't bake this in a 9x13, instead I used 3-8'' cake pans. It did cook in the 20 minutes, which surprised me, since the batter was so liquidy. The layers came out a little thin, but that's to be expected when using 3 pans instead of 2. The cake is soft and moist. I really like it. I frosted it with "Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting" (a double recipe) found on AllRecipes. It turned out great!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2009
Chocolate Cookie Buttercream Frosting
This isn't the best chocolate frosting I've ever had, but it's really close. I made a chocolate cake that was really rich, so I wanted a lighter chocolate frosting that's not too sweet or rich. This definitely fit the bill. It's light and fluffy, not dense like 'fudge' frosting. It's almost as good as chocolate ice cream. The only thing I didn't like was the small quantity. I doubled the recipe and it still makes less that the Wilton Buttercream frosting recipe. So if you're going to use this to frost, say, a layer cake, don't expect much frosting.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2009

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